If you do not yet belong to a community group or have a unique idea for getting together, why not start a group of your own. Establishing a group does not have to be daunting. An idea and a plan will go a long way to achieving your objectives and the connections that you are hoping to gain.
Before advertising your new group, it is important to know what you want to achieve and how frequently you want to meet. Make sure your mission statement isn’t too long or complicated. You want to be able to tell others in a very simple way why you want to meet and what members of your group have to look forward to.
Take the time to plan events for each month. If you feel this will require too much time then plan a few events and ask members for ideas. Be sure to gauge interest (by asking others). Give members something to look forward to by including a wide variety of activities, topics to discuss or books to read, etc.
Develop a year-long plan that makes clear when everyone will meet, where and for how long. Will you meet at someone’s home, the local community centre or shopping mall? Meeting at your home may be convenient but depending on how many are interested in joining you may need to keep the group small. Meeting at a community centre may be convenient and cost-effective but be sure to check availability for each time that you hope to meet. South Common Centre offers events throughout the year that your group can participate in. Consider adding one of the events at South Common Centre to your event planner.
If you belong to a community group or are looking for ways to promote your group, consider advertising through South Common Centre. For more information, visit www.southcommoncentre.com.